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Aug 24, 2013 9:00am EDT
anniversary of the march on washington takes place on c-span and will also take place on wednesday with special coverage on this program as well as the president giving a speech. the president's impact on civil- rights to date? guest: that is interesting. my students try to draw a link between martin luther king and president obama. senses a link in the they're both african-american leaders and have had massive followings. they are seen as their opinions having an impact. but they exist in very different times. president obama exists in a time when there. demographicndous changes going on. the role of the u.s. in the world is in a different place. he is president. he is not a civil rights leader. he is the president of the entire country. his constituency is essentially everybody. king's constituency was those committed to civil rights in the issues he worked on. those are important differences. ability ofs, the president obama to be elected twice is a result of the sacrifices and struggles people carried on in the history of the country, not just in the civil rights movement, but
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